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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Favorite Tunes #111: April Showers

So yeah, it's supposed to rain a lot in the month of April. Pretty sure everyone is familiar with the old saying. Rain and water themes are in the spot light of this Favorite Tunes. Betcha can't guess what Favorite Tunes #112 is gonna be about.

Rainy Day - Animal Crossing (GCN)

You kids with your Animal Crossing: New Leaf have it lucky. In that game, rainy sessions can last for roughly an hour or so and you can put the umbrellas away. In the original Animal Crossing , a rainy day was just that, a rainy day, lasting for the entire day, which made it impossible to do some of the regular activities. The different hourly arrangements of the game's main theme was also replaced with this rainy theme, which also uses the game's main theme.

Slam Shuffle - Final Fantasy VI (SNES)

The one town in the whole game that has rain. Perhaps that's to further paint a rather depressing image of Zozo, a town ripe with thieves and liars in what is without a doubt the most crap sack place in the World of Balance. It defeinitly isn't a nice place to visit. Along with the random bodies laying on the ground, you can also get into random encounters no matter where you are in the town.

Rainy Turtloid Stage - Mega Man X6 (PS)

I'm going to be blunt. Mega Man X6 SUCKS. Never mind the fact that it's mere existence craps all over the splendid finale that was Mega Man X5. The game's atrocious level design which is filled with blind jumps, Nightmare System interference that can make some stages unplayable and the overly long, poorly translated text conversations are far greater atrocities than mucking up where the X series was supposed to conclude. The game's one saving grace is the soundtrack, which is loaded with so many memorable themes.

Bubble Man Stage - Mega Man 2 (NES)

The game that gave the Blue Bomber his fame. Much as I love this game I have to confess to it feeling a bit overrated. Still, Mega Man 2 was a massive improvement over the original with less bugs, Energy Tanks tanks to balance the difficulty and a super catchy musical score. Lame as he is, Bubble Man's stage tune is undeniably cool.

Neo Bowser City - Mario Mart 8 (Wii U)

One of my favorite tracks from Mario Kart 7 was brought back as part of Mario Kart 8's DLC Pack 2. The track was given that HD coat of paint and it looks better than ever. The music has also been updated. Driving on on a rainy night, on a super high highway full of neon lights has never looked or sounded so good.

Here Comes the Rain - Gungrave (PS2)

Most fans are probably familiar with Gungrave from the numerous anime series. While I'eve only seen two episodes of the first one, it did look like something I'd be interested in checking out. The first PS2 game was blasted by critics from what I recall but it did have some good music, chief among the game's tracks being this lovely vocal ending theme.

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